Community Hygiene Promoter Training and Schedule
Working with the Ministry of Health, International Action will initially train the CHPs for one month. Training schedule:
- Week 1 – Introduction to our chlorinator, the chlorine, how to contact us, CHP duties, the value of clean water, and what makes water safe to drink.
- Week 2 – Demonstration of how to measure for chlorine residual and how to conduct household surveys (including challenges that may be present during the interview/survey).
- Week 3 – Distribution of education materials and training on how to use the materials, how to organize meetings and give presentations, how to refer someone to a water station with a chlorinator, and how to describe the purpose of the chlorinator and where it came from.
- Week 4 – Administratin of reviews, tests, and mock scenarios to ensure that CHPs understanding comfort with their duties.
The CHPs will be required to have three days of training to review their work at the end of every month and will also receive on-the-spot training from the Program Manager (IA staff). Incentives for CHPs to continue their work at a high level will be a modest bi-monthly stipend, uniforms, and a certificate from the Ministry of Health in Haiti recognizing their work.
CHP Role in Jacmel/South East Department Program Schedule
- Stage 1: Carry out an exploratory evaluation to: recruit, elect, and train CHPs; gather pre-project diarrhea incidence and school attendance rates; and determine the local water quality parameters for chlorine disinfection including turbidity, pH, chlorine demand, and current chlorine residual (12/2011 – 01/2012).
- Stage 2: Install 50 150-gallon water tanks with chlorinators and water pumps at the identified schools (02/2012 – 12/2012) and 20 chlorinators at public water stations (02/2012 – 12/2012).
- Stage 3: Train CHPs to: educate the public; refer residents to clean-water stations; test for chlorine residual; and maintain the chlorinators (01/2012 – 12/2012).
- Stage 4: CHPs will implement the "train-the-trainer" method of passing on information to their communities (02/2012 – 01/2013).
- Stage 5: Monitor chlorine levels and evaluate attendance levels at schools (07/2012 – 08/2012 and from 12/2012 on).
- Stage 6: Shift control of the project to DINEPA, the Haitian water agency. DINEPA will work with the CHPs to help the community coordinate water refills and payments (01/2013 onwards).